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CDC sending staffer to E. Ky. to help health departments tackle health problems

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will place a full-time employee in Eastern Kentucky to help public health departments battle the region’s serious, chronic health problems, the area’s congressman said Tuesday. Republican Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers of Somerset, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, who spent three

Clark Memorial plans to join Norton Healthcare system

Clark Memorial Hospital officials have decided to pursue an acquisition by Norton Healthcare Inc. Clark Memorial said in a news release Tuesday that in light of challenges facing independent community hospitals, it has been evaluating a potential partnership with Norton for two years. The proposal must be approved by the Clark County Commissioners. Before that

CDC sending staffer to E. Ky. to help health departments tackle health problems

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will place a full-time employee in Eastern Kentucky to help public health departments battle the region’s serious, chronic health problems, the area’s congressman said Tuesday. Republican Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers of Somerset, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, who spent three

Shifting Toward Employment

More PCPs are becoming hospital employees, according to ACA impact study on physicians and their practices By LYNNE JETER “Uncertainty prevails” was a common theme in the recently released Jackson Healthcare study on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact on physicians and practices. “We found that a significantly larger number of physicians desire to be

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Griffith Elected to National Medical Honor Society Board of Directors

Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, has elected Dr. Charles “Chipper” H. Griffith III, senior associate dean for medical education at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, as a councilor director on the Society’s board. Griffith’s three-year term begins at the AOA board of directors meeting in Portland, Maine, on Oct. 3.

Government Affairs

It is time to act on patent reform

Changes will help protect Kentucky’s healthcare innovation sector. By Randy Riggs and Kyle Keeney As lawmakers return to our nation’s capital from the August work period, it’s as good a time as any to think about what lies ahead on the legislative agenda for the remaining months of 2014 and into next year. There are a host of unresolved issues that

It is time to act on patent reform

Changes will help protect Kentucky’s healthcare innovation sector. By Randy Riggs and Kyle Keeney As lawmakers return to our nation’s capital from the August work period, it’s as good a time as any to think about what lies ahead on the legislative agenda for the remaining months of 2014 and into next year. There are a host of unresolved issues that

Features

An investment , not an expense

To transform your marketing into an investment, you have to know what works. By Mary-Susan Abell As a doctor, your goal is to help your patient feel better and achieve optimal health. But once that patient is healthy and out the door, how do you continue filling your appointment slots with new patients? You build

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